The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.36% 0.56% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 1.38% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £394 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
VB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
256 363 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 43.61% 40.56% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 175 201
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for VB.

1 21 (80.77%) C#
2 20 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 20 (76.92%) .NET
3 19 (73.08%) Oracle
3 19 (73.08%) HTML
3 19 (73.08%) HP
3 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
4 18 (69.23%) HP UFT
4 18 (69.23%) CRM
4 18 (69.23%) ISTQB
4 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
4 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
5 17 (65.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
6 15 (57.69%) Functional Testing
7 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
8 11 (42.31%) ISEB
9 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
10 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (23.08%) Java
12 5 (19.23%) Project Management
12 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
13 4 (15.38%) Migration
13 4 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
13 4 (15.38%) CCNA
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (15.38%) SAN

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) IBM Domino
1 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) HP UFT
2 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Automation Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Excel Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Lotus Notes Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Test Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) VB Developer
6 2 (7.69%) VB Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (7.69%) VB6 Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) VBA Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus Notes Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (76.92%) .NET
2 19 (73.08%) HTML
3 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
4 4 (15.38%) JSP
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) CRM
2 15 (57.69%) Functional Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
5 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) Release Management
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C#
2 20 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
5 3 (11.54%) VB6
5 3 (11.54%) VBA
6 2 (7.69%) LotusScript
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) ISTQB
1 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (42.31%) ISEB
4 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (15.38%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) HP
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
1 19 (73.08%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Lotus
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) ILOG
3 1 (3.85%) SAP